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Passenger violently mugged at Brentwood Station
9:40am Friday 27th December 2013 in News
A MAN was attacked and robbed of his mobile phone while waiting at Brentwood Station.
At about 11pm on December 14 the victim was approached by two men who demanded he hand over his iPhone 5, worth £400.
After he refused and attempted to escape, the pair of thugs repeatedly kicked and punched the 21-year-old on the stairs leading from platforms two and three before taking the phone.
The victim was left with facial and back injuries requiring hospital treatment.
An appeal for witnesses has been made by British Transport Police officers investigating the case.
Det Con David Bishop said: "This was a horrible attack on a young man making his way home which left him with nasty injuries.
"We are following up a number of enquiries into this incident and I would implore anyone who witnessed the incident and saw what took place to get in touch with police immediately."
Both men are described as white and 5’10” with one having black hair and wearing a red Ralph Lauren long-sleeved top, while the other had blond hair with a combover and was wearing a white top.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or text 61016 quoting reference LNA/B2 of 27/12/13.
Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.